Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:16
Although Shwedagon Pagoda has a strict dress code for foreign tourists, no particular type of clothing has been specified for them, according to the pagoda's office chief Win Kyaing.
"We have only instructed them to dress appropriately and modestly," said Win Kyaing.
However, some foreign visitors have failed to follow the dress code, he added.
Since the third week of December, sarongs and scarves have been provided to foreign tourists to change into free of charge. Special dressing rooms for foreigners have also been set up at the entrance counters.
Shan-style jackets and trousers will be provided for the tourists in the future, Win Kyaing added.
Visitors have been prohibited from wearing shorts, short skirts, tights, skirts and dresses with side slits and back slits, and revealing tops at the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake on Singuttara Hill in Yangon.
According to historical records, it was built 2,600 years ago and enshrined with the relics of the past four Buddhas.
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